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Katherine Tyrrell, host of the widely-followed blog, Making a Mark (see link below), is building this large compendium of information about Botanical Art and Artists. It includes: news about botanical art; history of the genre including past masters, florilegium, and herbal art; contemporary botanical artists; exhibitions and galleries; groups and societies; education and tuition; botany for artists; and botanical gardens.
The American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) mounts professional level exhibitions, sponsors educational programs, and serves as an important clearinghouse for information on botanical art and artists. With members in America and some twenty foreign countries, it encourages artistic excellence through international exchange and fellowship”
This is an impressive and informative site with an emphasis on botanical education. It has a good selection of botanical and botanical art books available for purchase. The delightful Tania Marien, a dedicated botanical educator, hosts the site.
Margaret Best’s portfolio and teaching schedule.
Making a Mark is a top art blog for artists and art lovers offering news about major art competitions and exhibitions, interviews with artists, techniques and tips for art and business.
Inky Leaves is a place for those with a curious mind. It is a space for questioning, exploring, discovering and documenting. It’s predominantly a blog about botanical art and seeks to establish a place where creativity and dissection, the arts and the sciences, the old and the new collide, to make something that is both beautiful and interesting.